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Lewisham 1977: the day we turned the tide on the Nazi National Front

14 August 2007
On Saturday 13 August 1977 the apparently unstoppable rise of the Nazi National Front (NF) met a serious challenge. A Nazi march through Lewisham in south London faced a counter demonstration by thousands of anti-fascists. The fascists’ march was stopped.

Rock Against Racism 30th anniversary concert success

24 July 2007
Around 600 people packed into the Hackney Empire in east London on Thursday of last week for a gig to celebrate 30 years of Rock Against Racism. The event – which raised money for Love Music Hate Racism – brought together stars of the past such as Misty In Roots (pictured) and the Tom Robinson Band with a new generation of musicians taking a stand against racism and fascism. People came away inspired determined to build a movement to stop the fascist BNP. The BNP’s 8.9 percent vote in the Sedgefield by-election last week shows how crucial such campaigns to stop them remain.

An explosives trial that's hardly mentioned

03 July 2007
A former British National Party election candidate and a dentist stockpiled chemicals as part of a bomb plot, a court heard yesterday.

Protest against Wiltshire BNP councillor

14 June 2007
Over 300 local people demonstrated in Corsham, Wiltshire, against a BNP member claiming a seat on the town council. BNP councillor Michael Simpkins took the ward of Rudloe uncontested in the May council elections. The protest, on last Monday, 11 June, received favourable media coverage. Local television covered it with the phrase, "when voting apathy became anger".

Nick Griffin’s Bath trip goes down the plug hole

15 May 2007
Anti-fascist campaigners were celebrating this week after Bath university withdrew permission for the Nazi leader Nick Griffin to speak on campus.

BNP’s bigoted bandwagon brought down by anti-Nazi campaigners

08 May 2007
The fascist British National Party (BNP) was halted in its tracks at last Thursday’s local elections.

No platform the BNP at Bath University

08 May 2007
Members of the UCU lecturers’ unions in the south west of England are building for a protest against BNP leader Nick Griffin, who intends to speak at Bath university on Monday of next week.

Success of Love Music Hate Racism Wakefield gig

24 April 2007
Another highly successful Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) gig was held in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on Thursday of last week.

Out to block the BNP Nazis

10 April 2007
The fascist British National Party (BNP) is to contest a record number of seats in the elections on 3 May – but a broad coalition of trade unionists and activists has vowed to campaign against the Nazis on the ground.

Swansea Unite hits the streets

10 April 2007
Activists took to the streets of Swansea on Saturday afternoon last week to stand united against the fascist BNP. Roughly 50 people attended to help raise awareness of the BNP’s racist policies and encourage the public to use their vote against the fascists on 3 May.

Primo Levi and the unquenchable human spirit

07 April 2007
More than 60 years after the genocide of between 11 and 12 million people, the Nazi Holocaust remains a critical part of the human experience. The recorded testimony of it by eyewitnesses and victims has been turned into thousands of books – virtually all the literature is moving and important.

Anti-fascism around the country

31 March 2007
Anti-fascists around the country have started campaigning against the threat posed by the British National Party (BNP) at the elections on 3 May.

UAF conference calls for unity against BNP

24 February 2007
Some 600 delegates gathered at Unite Against Fascism’s annual conference in central London last Saturday to launch this year’s campaign against the British National Party (BNP).

BNP man pleads guilty to charge

17 February 2007
A former Nazi British National Party (BNP) candidate has admitted possessing explosive chemicals in anticipation of a civil war in Britain, Manchester Crown Court heard this week.

BNP candidate faces explosives trial

10 February 2007
What ought to be a high-profile trial concerning explosives and a massive haul of chemicals begins tomorrow (Monday). It will be interesting to see how the media handle it.

British government bans dissident Iraqi MP

13 January 2007
Tony Blair likes to pretend that his murderous war on Iraq has "brought democracy" to the country – so why is his government refusing a whistleblowing Iraqi MP entry into Britain?

Protest puts pressure on the BNP ballerina Simone Clarke

13 January 2007
Up to 100 protesters demonstrated outside the London Coliseum theatre this lunchtime against the first performance by Simone Clarke, principal dancer at the English National Ballet (ENB), since she was revealed as a card-carrying member of the fascist British National Party (BNP).

Unite organises against the BNP ballerina

13 January 2007
Musicians and workers at the English National Ballet (ENB) have reacted with outrage at the revelation that the company’s principal dancer, Simone Clarke, is a member of the fascist British National Party (BNP).

How Britain’s Nazis were smashed in the 1970s and 1990s

13 January 2007
One argument concerning contemporary fascist movements such as Jean-Marie Le Pen’s National Front in France claims that they cannot be fascist because they do not deploy stormtroopers against the left, blacks and Muslims.

Fascism is a reactionary force against the workers

06 January 2007
Fascism is not just another form of capitalist authoritarian rule, nor can it be reduced to a tool of big business or finance capital.

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